Singer Vicki Yohe has drawn heat from Black Twitter due to her resounding support for Donald Trump.
The gospel star revealed her support for President Trump over the weekend after the former host of “The Apprentice” was inaugurated Jan. 20. Yohe shared her political leanings the next day with an Instagram post that characterized the global women’s protests against Trump occurring all over the country as useless.
“March all you want, protest all you want, President Donald J. Trump is our president for at least 4 years,” she wrote. “No weapon formed upon him should prosper. You know you’re doing something right when there is so much opposition!!! #excitingtimes.”
Yohe’s image of Jesus carrying luggage to the White House also seemed to accuse former President Barack Obama of not being Christian and many Twitter users lashed out at the singer, who has amassed a huge fanbase within the Black church.
@vickiyohe I’m curious. Is this luggage filled with all the oil Jesus needs to cast out all of Trump’s demons? pic.twitter.com/K1acxFmG1G
— #BurnBright17 (@livelovekia) January 22, 2017
So #VickiYohe doesn't condone the past actions of Trump and YET! Obama is the problem? Y'all white folks really trying it. #GirlBye !
— Mikasa Ackerman’s Stan Account (@Eerinmide) January 24, 2017
#VickiYohe is another white evangelical who insults the faith of Pres Obama, but she likes those Black singing checks!
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) January 23, 2017
Others declared an end to their fandom, nodding to her 2008 song “Because of Who You Are.”
vicki yohe Thanks for showing us who you are. BEcause of who you are, you are nothing to me. That goes for all evangelicals who support DT
— Paul L. Rogers (@45pulsar) January 23, 2017
Because of who you are…. #VickiYohe #ByBecky #FaceTheMusic pic.twitter.com/UjKU6EnTSU
— Kevin L. Parker (@KamauKuumba) January 23, 2017
#vickiyohe Because of who you are, we're no longer booking you
— Brannon Rhodes (@iBrannon) January 23, 2017
The singer’s Instagram page and Twitter account are now set to private. Yohe later apologized for her statements on Facebook and said she did not agree with “any wrong things Trump has said or done.” She also clarified she did not intend to deny Obama’s Christianity but instead that his policies “went against what most Christians believe.”
“I know who I am and who I am not, and I am not a racist,” she added after revealing she has been accused of being a bigot and received death threats.
She added that she posted the photo quickly and didn’t think about the reaction it would cause.
“Bottom line I was wrong, but my intentions were not what they have been perceived to be,” Yohe concluded.